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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Lt. Wayne McInnis

Email:     wmcinnis@kennerpd.com  

Office:    (504) 712-2234

Date:      January 21, 2010

KENNER POLICE INVESTIGATING HOMICIDE

 

KENNER - On Thursday, January 21, 2010, at approximately 8:13 A.M., Kenner Police officers responded to shots fired at 1013 31st St, Kenner, Louisiana. Upon arrival, witnesses directed officers to a black female victim lying in a vehicle in the parking lot. Witnesses informed the officers that a black male had fled the location in a red Dodge Durango west on 30th Street.

Responding officers spotted the Durango traveling on Loyola Dr. and entering onto I-10 westbound.

Officers pursed the Durango onto the interstate. Kenner Police Officers along with units from the Louisiana State Police, Troop B and the St. John Parish Sherriff’s Office pursued the vehicle west on I-10. The suspect pulled his vehicle over after crossing the 3 mile bridge in St. John Parish where he surrendered to officers without incident. 

The Victim is identified as Lanell Darden, age 29, currently of 1013 31st Street, Kenner, La.

The Suspect is identified as Readus Williams, age 49, currently of Orlando, Fl.

The victim had returned to Kenner in November 2009 after breaking off a relationship with the suspect while in Florida.

Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident, to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

Detective Jeff Adams is investigating this incident.

 

-KPD-

                                     

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